As a more seasoned Hive user, I'm beginning to shift my thoughts on author rewards. I love this idea but I've seen it before. I think this is an awesome message, but I also am starting to see large hive accounts with the same content and to me it kind of seems like people are milking hive. Maybe declining rewards is a good way to handle non-fresh content or for content you've published elsewhere to bring to hive, because that takes some courage, and reposts of something like this would be a great candidate. You're popular and I think this message does bring value to hive. But also you would help set an example of declining rewards for non-fresh content in order to keep the message alive.
Another suggestion might be what Acidyo does and pay the rewards to the curators.
Just my two cents. I've been removing auto-votes on most accounts I see not posting quality content or fresh ideas because I'd rather reward more effort. I really do enjoy seeing well written posts on Hive. But, there is little accountability on Hive to manage these types of things more efficiently, so in the interim we may be able to establish some better principles.